Carra-Me-Away White Beans

Ok, so the name of this dish is a terrible pun but the caraway seeds make this a surprisingly wonderful experience for the taste buds.

"Carra-Me-Away" White Bean Dish

“Carra-Me-Away” White Bean Dish

Carra-Me-Away White Beans

1 medium onion, diced (1/4 inch half moons are good as well)
2 cups green head cabbage, thinly sliced
2 cups cooked white beans
1 to 2 tablespoons caraway seeds (I like to crush about 1/2 of them in a mortar and pestle to release the flavor)
Black pepper (add amount you are comfortable with)
Umeboshi vinegar (optional)
Olive oil
Sea salt

*Use organic ingredients where possible

Gently heat a stainless steel or cast-iron skillet. When warm, add olive oil, onions and a pinch of salt. When the onions begin to sweat, add a little bit of water to the pan. Add the caraway seeds, black pepper and stir.  Next, add the cabbage and continue to sauté on medium heat for 2 minutes.  Add the white beans and a generous pinch of sea salt (if not using umeboshi vinegar, add two pinches).  Gently stir to fold all ingredients together.  Reduce flame and continue to sauté for another 2 to 3 minutes.  Add a dash of umeboshi vinegar at the end of cooking and mix well.  Serve.